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PNS Daily Newscast - September 29, 2020 


Trump tax revelations point to disparity in nation's tax system; Pelosi and Mnuchin make last-ditch effort at pandemic relief.


2020Talks - September 29, 2020 


Today's the first presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio. And a British news show reports a Trump campaign effort to suppress the Black vote in 2016.

Public News Service - NC: Energy Policy

Photo: The National Climate Change Bus Tour makes its way through North Carolina. Courtesy: Keven Kennedy

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Today Asheville is the first stop in North Carolina for a 21-state bus tour rallying support for the new national climate change plan President Barack Obama announced late last month. The “I Will Act on Climate” bus tour continues to Greensboro later today, then

Photo: Coal ash ponds at the Riverbend site. Courtesy: Jeff Cravotta

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Catawba River is number five on the newly released list of America's Most Endangered Rivers. American Rivers ranked the Catawba that high mainly because of concerns about the effects of coal ash pollution on water quality and recreation. The soon-to-be-closed Duke Energy Rive

Photo: Carson collecting samples from the French Broad River. Courtesy: Hartwell Carson

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Progress Energy has 60 days to respond to allegations the company violated the Clean Water Act at its Asheville facility. The notice of intent was filed late last week by the Southern Environmental Law Center on behalf of several environmental organizations, after the French Broad

PHOTO: The future of wind energy in North Carolina and beyond is in the hands of Congress.

WILMINGTON, N. C. – The future of wind energy in North Carolina and beyond is in the hands of Congress, as lawmakers decide whether to extend the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind energy, set to expire at the end of this year. It's estimated as many as 1,000 jobs could be lost in the state,

GRAPHIC: As the dust settles around the merger of Duke and Progress Energy, questions remain about the real impact the merger will have on consumers.

RALEIGH, N.C. - As the dust settles around the merger of Duke and Progress Energy, questions remain about the real impact the merger will have on consumers. The merger makes Duke the second-largest electric utility in the world. Duke Energy and the state reached a settlement days ago, but John Run

Photo: Aerial view of Progress Energy's coal fired power plant in Asheville. Courtesy: Kelly Martin

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Duke Energy and Progress Energy are being asked by a group of environmental organizations to clean up coal ash contamination found at 14 coal-fired power plants around the state. The Southern Environmental Law Center filed a complaint Wednesday on behalf of the group, asking the N

RALEIGH, N.C. - What are the costs of fracking? A new report out today on the controversial natural gas drilling process puts the estimate at millions of dollars. Elizabeth Ouzts, state director of Environment North Carolina, says the organization's report details a wide variety of fracking costs,

RALEIGH, N.C. - The wind that blows across North Carolina supports 3,000 jobs in the state, according to the Southeastern Coastal Wind Coalition. The organization says those jobs could be in jeopardy if Congress does not extend the wind Production Tax Credit (PTC), set to expire at the end of this y

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